Tuesday, June 12, 2007

6/11/07 Show - The Classics

Yes the classics. The post-punk and new wave songs that will be remembered long after we're dead. And there is a reason for that. Them being remembered. Not only because our ghosts will haunt future generations and occasionally sing these songs but because they truly were great. Do we all get a little sick of them sometimes? Sure. Were there other post-punk and new wave songs deserving, sometimes more deserving, that should be remembered instead? Perhaps. Do I like asking myself questions and then answering them? A little bit. Am I going to stop doing it? Probably. Should I maybe stop doing it now and talk about something, anything else, maybe even ghosts? Okay okay, I'll talk about ghosts. Ghosts really like good music. You don't need a solid body to enjoy music. Ghosts also get to look back at their life with 20/20 vision and realize certain things, important things like, "I should have eaten more toast" or "Man, those classic post-punk and new wave songs really were good - much better than I might have given them credit for in my sad, toast-less life."
So here's your chance to avoid that gloomy future. Take a moment to appreciate and re-realize what made these songs classics in the first place. And if you get a little hungry in the process, consider having a slice of toast. You can even ask yourself if you want toast and then answer yourself too. It really is fun! And here's that mp3 link:
And here's the playlist. I mean, is the playlist below? Yes it is.

Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
Love Cats - The Cure
Mirror in the Bathroom - English Beat
Our House - Madness
Happy House - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Enola Gay - OMD
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
In the City - The Jam
Call Me - Blondie
Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Love Like Blood - Killing Joke
In A Big Country - Big Country
Kundalini Express - Love & Rockets
Transmission - Joy Division
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Outdoor Miner - Wire
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
I Melt With You - Modern English
Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
Making Plans For Nigel - XTC
Jocko Homo - Devo
Temptation - New Order
Changes - David Bowie

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

6/4/07 Show - Lesser-Known Bands of Post-Punk

These were the bands that never could quite catch a break. Even on my show, dedicated solely to them, there were technical problems, blimp problems, blimp attacks, emotionally distant blimps, and a Leprechaun that only I could see. First off, occasionally, when I had a CD queued up but wasn't ready to play it, it would just play by itself anyway. Thanks. That's a good quality in a CD player. The there was the funny little problem where that same funny little CD player, the right side of it, where it would only play one channel of audio. So some of these songs come to you in the magic of mono. For all of you musicians out there hoping to make it, remember that it's not just about how well you write songs or play your instruments or whether or not you have the look or whatever. To be remembered, you also have to be good at curse-avoiding. Or at least, better than these bands were.

But to you the listnener, I hope you won't let a little thing like a gypsy curse stand in the way of your listening. The gypsy's had no homes! How bad could their curses really be? The Leprechaun is a larger issue but as far as I can tell, he is not present on this link to last night's show:


Though he may be all over this playlist:

Andy Fell - Human Sexual Response
No Place Like Home - The Neighborhoods
Pleasure - Girls at our Best!
Maxine - The Photos
Faceless - Eyeless in Gaza
Fairy Tales - Stockholm Monsters
First Time - The Boys
The Iron Fence - The Wild Swans
Hard Lines - The Jolt
Sorry For Laughing - Josef K
Skeletons - The Sound
Two Cabs To The Toucan - Models
New Ways Our Best - TV Smith
Steady Eddie Steadie - Fashion
Rock Europeu - Fellini
Bonerack - Tennage Head
Inside Out - Henry Badowski
Shame - The Lucy Show
I Want To Help You, Ann - The Lyres
Co-Ordinates - In Camera
Footsteps in the Dark - Jo Broadberry and the Standouts
Pathetique - Close Lobsters
Crash - Love Tractor
The Last White Christmas - Basement 5
Christine Keeler - Glaxo Babies
Pilot of Beka - Cactus World News
I Wouldn't Go Out With Me Either - Viewfinder